The collection consists of: manuscripts Admiranda and Notanda. Ane account of strange and remarkable revelations which were revealed to a Christian friend in the Shire of Dumfriece and A relations of a rare providence that befell a young childe daughter to a husband-man or femorer whose name is Donald McGreiger ...; and, history of the Church of Scotland, 1683-1684, and corresponding to pp.333-454 of Vol.2 of the 1722 edition.
Collection of Material relating to Robert Wodrow, Historian (1679-1734)
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-538
- Dates of Creation18th century
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description2 manuscript volumes Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
- LocationDc.8.1; Dc.8.110
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The ecclesiastical historian Robert Wodrow was born in Glasgow in 1679. He was the son of James Wodrow, Professor of Divinity at Glasgow University. When he was twelve he entered Glasgow University (not unusual at the time), and after taking his M.A. degree and while attending theological classes he was appointed University Librarian in 1697. In 1703 he became licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Paisley with a view to becoming Minister at Eastwood. He was a Minister in Glasgow in 1712, and in Stirling in 1717 and 1726, but for much of his life he was in Eastwood. In 1721-1722 he published The history of the sufferings of the Church of Scotland from the Restoration to the Revolution Robert Wodrow died on 21 March 1734.
Conditions Governing Access
Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.
The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of national biography. Vol. 21. Whichcord-Zuylestein. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1909.
Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
Other Finding Aids
Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.
Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.